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Said Atabekov

Illustration, Photography and Videoart

Born August 6, 1965, Uzbekistan

Graduated from the Shimkent Arts Academy named for Kasteev

Personal Exhibitions:
2009: "Son of the EAST" галерея IMPRONTEART MILAN, ITALY.
2007: "WAY TO ROME" ЦССИ АЛМАТЫ , КАЗАХСТАН /Ts.SSI, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Group Exhibitions:
2010:
“IN-DIFESA” Fondation 107 Turin, Italy.
“RITES WITHOUT RITES” gallery IMPRONTEART Milano, Italy

2009:
“CHANGING CLIMATE” Kunsthalle Vien, Austria.
PHOTOGUAI-2009, Paris Photographic Biennale, France.
"LONELY AT THE TOP", MUHKA museum Antverpen, Belgium.
" LILLE-3000" Lille FRANCE
“EAST OF NOWHERE” Contemporary Art from Post-Soviet Central Asia. Fondation 107. Turin, Italy.

2008
“DESTINATION ASIA-FLYING OVER STEREOTYPES” gallery ELEMENTA,Dubai UAE
CHINA INTERNATIONAL GALLERY EXPOSITION. Beijing, China.
OLD/NEW ROUTES-A SELECTION of VIDEO ART from CENTRAL ASIA. BIZART. Shanghai, China.
Festival CREATIVA. Florence, Italy.
2-st Bienale in Malindi. Keniya.
"LITTLE GAMES ALONG THE SILKROAD" Florence, Italy
"I DREAM OF THE STANS" Museo de Arte de San-Marte. San Salvador, USA
"TRACING ROADS THROUGH CENTRAL ASIA" Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. San-Francisco, USA

2007:
MARILENA ASTAPELLOV in ART Athina. Athines, Greece.
“DESTINATION ASIA-FLYING OVER STEREOTYPES”нальные выставки
“CHECKPOINT” Museum of Art Zilina. Praha, Chech Republic.
" LIVE CINEMA" The Return of the Image" Philadelphia, USA
53-st Venice Biennale. Venice, Italy
"TIME OF THE STORYTELLS" Kiasma-Museum of Contemporary Art. Helsinki, Finland.
La Biennale De Monthreal. Monthreal , Canada.
"THE PARADOX OF THE POLARITY". Art from Central Asia. Bose Pasia Gallery, New-York, USA

2006:
“ROSE OF PEASE”(Spiridonov House) Moscow, Russia.
!0-th MEDIA ART BIENNALE “FREE WAVES”. Los Angeles, USA.
HAGGERTY MUSEUM. Milwauke, USA.
"ART FROM CENTRAL ASIA" Ujasdovskii castle. Warsaw, Poland.
"CONTESTED SPACES OF POST-SOVIET ART". Sidney Miskin Gallery. New-York. USA.

2005"
"LA SYNDROME DI TAMERLANO". Orvieto, Italy
52-st VENICE BIENNALE. Venice, Italy.
"IN THE SHADOWS OF THE HEROES". Bishkek , Kyrgizstan.

2004:
“VIDEOIDENTITY” SCCA-ALMATY. Almaty, Kazakhstan.
"PUEBLOS Y SOMBRAS". Canaia Gallery. Mexico City.
"VON ROTERN STERNZUR BLAUEN KUPPEL" IFA Gallery. Berlin, Germany.

2003:
10-th PRAGUE_ QUADRIENNALE. Prague, CZECH Repuclic.

2002:
"NO MAD'S LAND" Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Berlin, Germany.
"RE - ORIENTATION" AAS Gallery Weimar, Germany

2000:
"TRANZEDENZ" Kunsthalle. Vienna , Austria.

1998:
“TENGRI UMAI” Center for Contemporary Art , Vilnus.

1993:
“I AM NOT WE” Fonkor Gallery. Shymkent , Kazakhstan.

E-mail: turklegion@mail.ru

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March 25, 2011, Kazgurt region of Southern Kazakhstan. A rider-kokparshi prays before the beginning of the kokpar competition. Kokpar is a traditional game that is considered sacred. Before the games begin they summon the oldest and most respected men, who come from all over Kazakhstan as well as from other Central Asian republics and Russia. They read prayers and bless the riders so the games will proceed without serious injury or conflict between the players. Sometimes there are traumatic injuries or even the death of a player; knowing that risk the players go into the games, honoring the traditions of their ancestors.

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